We are excited to continue our partnership with the Cheakamus Centre in Squamish for September 2018
Saplings runs a licensed nature-based program in Squamish for children ages 3-5, Tues-Thurs, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. The program is designed to introduce children to the natural world, teach them to find meaningful ways to connect to each other, and explore the living world around them through play. We will develop strength, coordination, and resilience while climbing over rocks and logs, splashing in the river, and looking closely for forest fairies, squirrels, and other creatures. We can't wait to begin fostering a sense of wonder and a life-long connection to the natural world with your curious and capable children.
Alex McKimm, BA Psychology – ECE
Squamish Program Coordinator
I have worked with children since I graduated university and went right back to the preschool I went to as a child and started working for them. I have worked in various early childhood settings including toddler care, full day care, and preschool. I'm passionate about being outside and love our west coast liquid sunshine!
I believe that unstructured outdoor play is the basis for the most important learning little people do. Social development, critical and divergent thinking, as well as internal motivation all come naturally from playing and solving problems outside.
I was born and raised on the West Coast, growing up camping and sailing on Vancouver Island. I spent four years on the East Coast doing my BA in Psychology at Acadia University. That time made me really appreciate the rugged beauty of this place we call home. We are so lucky to have mountains and an ocean in our big backyard.
Please note: prices are subject to change without notice.